- See also: Crafting 101.
A Crafting Station allows players to craft various items. Entering the inventory screen displays the crafting menu in the lower-left, and when the player is standing near one of more Crafting Stations and possesses the right crafting ingredients, the bar is expanded with additional item choices. Nearly all crafting stations are furniture.
| By Hand
|| Items that appear in the crafting menu even when no crafting station is nearby are considered crafted "by hand".
| Work Bench
|| Crafts basic Furniture and building materials. Also crafts some early Wooden weapons and Armor.
|| Crafts Bars from raw mined Ore, as well as some building materials, like Bricks. Also crafts Glass and some Glass items. The Hellforge is an upgraded version that adds the ability to craft Hellstone Bars.
| Iron Anvil
|| Crafts Tools, Weapons, and Armor. Also some furniture and other items. Iron and Lead Anvils are functionally identical.
| Lead Anvil
| Placed Bottle
|| Crafts Potions. A Bottle, Pink Vase, Mug, or any Cup variant will function as this crafting station, as long as they are placed, which requires a flat Furniture item: a Platform, Table, Workbench, Dresser, Piano, Bookcase, or Tinkerer's Workshop. The Alchemy Table is an upgraded version that offers a 1/3 chance of not consuming a particular crafting ingredient.
| Alchemy Table
|| Crafts additional Furniture. Also crafts the Loom crafting station.
|| Crafts Silk from Cobwebs, and some Silk vanity items.
| Chair + Table
|| Any Table and Chair placed next to each other functions as a station solely for crafting Watches.
| Chair + Work Bench
|| Any Work Bench and Chair placed next to each other functions as a station for crafting Goggles and Sunglasses.
| Cooking Pot
|| Crafts a few Food items. The Cauldron is functionally identical, though visually Halloween-themed.
| Tinkerer's Workshop
|| Combines Accessory items together into new compact Accessories with combined functionality.
| Imbuing Station
|| Crafts Flasks.
| Dye Vat
|| Crafts Dyes and Paints.
| Demon Altar
|| Crafts some Boss-summoning items, as well as the Night's Edge weapon. The Demon and Crimson Altars are functionally identical. These stations are unique in that they are not placed by the player, but instead generate on world creation in Corruption/Crimson areas respectively, as well as sporadically around the border between Surface and Underground.
| Crimson Altar
These have limited crafting use and only craft a couple of arguably non-essential items.
The following crafting stations are used to craft themed versions of various furniture items.
A few items require standing near liquids in order to appear in the crafting menu. Liquids also produce unique blocks when colliding with each other.
These do not use the crafting menu, but produce items in unique ways.
This list shows the general order a new player will likely need to follow in obtaining the basic crafting stations. This list only covers stations for essential tools and game advancement. Others can be obtained in more varying orders.
- 1.2.3: Added 8 new crafting stations.
- 1.2: There are several new crafting stations.
- Pre-Release: Introduced.